National Body for Youth Work in England

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Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults is the most important duty of any youth worker or volunteer.   In response to reduced funding and resources within the sector, the national workforce has changed.  In turn, this has placed greater reliance upon volunteer youth workers.  The diminishing infrastructure support available to youth workers and volunteers, and the organisations they work with, means […]

April 29, 2021
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Join us and the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) on a webinar on the 14th April at 12pm as they discuss their latest diversion grant round. The new grant round, named Another Chance: Diversion from the Criminal Justice System, will open for applications on 19th April 2021 and will look to answer the question ‘Which diversion […]

April 01, 2021
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New Report: Between The Lines Young people are being groomed locally – ‘on their door steps’ – as drug gangs and dealers adapt the way they work to exploit young people across county lines. A new report, Between The Lines, published today by the National Youth Agency (NYA) highlights: There is an increasing trend for […]

March 28, 2021
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New call for a triple-lock to secure youth employment National Youth Agency and Youth Employment UK Young people who face the biggest barriers to work risk falling between the cracks, without a job or training and with little support.  In a new report, ‘Outside, Looking In’, the National Youth Agency (NYA) and Youth Employment UK […]

March 23, 2021
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In partnership with the National Youth Agency let’s explore how we maintain momentum in the youth sector around racial justice How does the youth sector ensure we continue the conversation and more importantly actions needed to maintain momentum around racial equity? Equal Equity is an NYA programme led by Ray Douglas and Milka Fisiha. The […]

March 18, 2021
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Following the success of the Bursary Fund launched by the NYA in November 2019, which offered 450 youth work training bursaries (Levels 2 & 3), the NYA is delighted to announce that an additional 220 bursaries are now available.  The bursaries will widen access and secure youth work training for Levels 2 & 3.  NYA […]

February 19, 2021
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We were delighted to welcome Baroness Diana Barran, Minister for Civil Society to a live Q&A session hosted with Equal Equity.  Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, and a special thank you to the fantastic panellists who joined us during the session.  If you missed the live webinar, you can watch it on […]

February 12, 2021
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Youth services and charities urged to respond to February consultation  The Treasury has initiated a spring review of programmes to support youth services. Led by DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) this will set policy direction for the out-of-school agenda, focusing on programmes currently in scope of DCMS, with a particular focus on […]

February 11, 2021
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NYA would like to thank DCMS whom we have worked with to ensure that youth workers are recognised as key workers. We’ve added a formal letter signed by Leigh and Diana Barran below for you to download. Find out more information on our Guidance page To find out more about our Bursary programme offering level […]

January 07, 2021
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The Youth Worker Bursary Fund, launched in 2020, created opportunities to open up career pathways in youth work.  The fund widened access and secured youth work training for up to 450 youth workers to undertake the Level 2 and 3 training.  The training is run through the NYA Academy, and is delivering in partnership with […]

December 16, 2020
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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level

A

What does this mean?

** From 12th April 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves into Step 2 on the Roadmap, remaining at AMBER in the readiness framework. **

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